Random Cover Song: blink-182 covers NOFX’s “The Longest Line”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from SoCal pop punkers-turned-rockers blink-182. Way back in 1993, the trio decided to tack some covers at the end of their very first demo tape, “Flyswatter”. One of the covers was none other than “The Longest Line”, originally by punk superstars NOFX.

You can check out both versions here.

blink-182 – “The Longest Line”

NOFX – “The Longest Line”

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  1. smalltownminds
    SmallTownMinds6/28/2012 12:07 PM | Permalink

    I bet NOFX really likes this.

    No, actually. I bet they don’t.

  2. inorbit
    Dustin6/28/2012 12:12 PM | Permalink

    Don’t know about the band as a whole, but here’s a question taken directly from NOFX’s FAQ page:

    “Does it fuck you off that punk bands like Blink 182 and others are turning into pop-punk and are being played on Top 20 charts along with shitty groups like The Spice Girls.

    No. -SMELLY”

    So at the very least, we can assume that Smelly isn’t bothered too much by it.

  3. Phil Fraser6/28/2012 8:24 PM | Permalink

    Blink 182 had friends in high places. Weak!

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